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  • Friday ,01 November 2013
العربية

Erian’s arrest will not affect FJP, says leading Brotherhood member

By-Cairopost

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Friday ,01 November 2013

Erian’s arrest will not affect FJP, says leading Brotherhood member

CAIRO: The recent arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading member Essam el-Erian will not affect the roadmap of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP,) said Abdel Hamid Mahmoud, FJP’s secretary general for middle Cairo and member of the Brotherhood.

According to Mahmoud, the Brotherhood and its party run like an institution, meaning that when the leaders of the group are arrested, it has no effect on the plans of the party as the second and third line leaders take over with the same level of efficiency.
 
“The leaders’ arrest came as an opportunity for those in the second and third line to become decision-makers,” said Mahmoud, adding that Erian does not receive revelations from the heavens and that there are plenty of other people within the Brotherhood who can fulfill his responsibilities.
 
In a statement released on Ikhwan Web, the FJP said, “such repressive practices will not dissuade [the party] from rejecting the brutal treasonous coup, and will not force [the FJP] to cower or stop seeking the reinstatement of elected popular legitimacy, represented by the President of the Republic, the Shura Council and the 2012 Constitution.”